Romanian students ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the international stage of All Japan Robot Sumo Tournament, held in Tokyo, December 12-13.
According to a press release sent on Wednesday to Agerpres, the competition gathered 43 teams from 15 countries: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey and the US, which qualified for the international stage after winning the intermediary stages.
The Romanian delegation, whose members are enrolled at the Electronics and Telecommunications Faculty and of the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science in Bucharest, qualified for the final after participating in the RobotChallenge Vienna competition held in Vienna, Austria, and thanks to winning RoboChallenge in Bucharest.
All Japan Robot Sumo Tournament featured two categories, one dedicated to robots operated by remote and one for autonomous robots. Romania participated in the latter, with three teams, two of them from the capital Bucharest – Flex Team and EVO Robotics – from Cluj-Napoca – Precision Robotics – which entered the competition with 7 robots – Wolf, Shreddinger, Bonfire, Kraft, Wall-E, Rugina and Pufosenia – three of whom, namely Wolf, Shreddinger and Kraft qualified automatically after the Vienna and Bucharest stages. Two of them, Bonfire and Wall-E made it to the final after winning the qualifying stage.
In the Autonomous Robots category, Turkey’s Karot Team ranked 1st with the robot Sakin, Flex Team ranked 2nd with Wolf, EVO Robotics ranked 3rd with Bonfire and Flex Team ranked 4th with Shreddinger.
The members of the winning Romanian teams are: Adelina Bratu, Adrian Gaspar, Andreea Beciu, Bogdan Istrate, Cristina Teodorescu, Daniela Dobre, Olguta Popescu, Ovidiu Alexandru, Petre Slavescu, Suzana Neacsu and Teodor Rosca (Flex Team), Alexandru Rogozan, Alexandru Toma, Ana Maria Radu, Mihaela Gatu and Octavian Alexandru (EVO Robotics).